Volleyball: Couret reaches milestone as Dominican tops Destrehan, Newman beats Belle Chasse
Area Prep Volleyball Report for Wednesday, Oct. 13
Defending Division I state champion Dominican extended its win streak to nine with a solid 25-19, 25-17, 25-16 win over Destrehan.
Cam Chatellier had 12 kills and two aces, Zoe Smith had seven kills and Anne Hardouin finished with six kills. Kate Baker had 20 assists and served four aces.
The big story was senior libero Brooke Couret, who produced 26 digs.
In the process, Couret reached the elite 2,000 mark for digs in her outstanding career.
“Brooke has been a starter since she was a freshman,” Dominican coach Jessica Chatellier said. “She had a rough eighth-grade year, suffering an injury. She just blew us away starting with her freshman year. She is relentless in pursing success. She has meant a lot to our program. We have girls that look up to her coming into the program that want to be like her.”
Dominican (25-1) extended its win streak to nine and will play at West Jefferson this evening at 5:30 p.m. in a District 8-I contest. Destrehan (9-5) hosts Riverside Academy this evening at 7 p.m.
The state championships will now be decided in Lafayette in November, moved from Kenner, due to damage to the Pontchartrain Center from Hurricane Ida.
“The goal is to get to Lafayette,” Chatellier said. “At first, it was tough, knowing that we could not play in Kenner but having a chance to travel and play at a college facility would be very nice. I think it is going to be good.”
In a matchup of highly ranked teams, Newman went to Belle Chasse and recorded an impressive 25-15, 25-17, 25-12 win over the Cardinals.
Charlotte Wirth had 12 kills to lead the Greenies while Nya St. Cyr led Belle Chasse with nine kills.
Newman (15-4) has won seven straight matches and returns to action Thursday, hosting Lusher Charter while Belle Chasse (19-3) travels to Academy of Our Lady Thursday at 5:30 p.m. in a District 8-II match.
Area Prep Volleyball Results from Tuesday, Oct. 12
Academy of Our Lady over Landry 25-5, 25-11, 25-4
Amite over Independence 2 5-9, 25-3, 25-9
Archbishop Hannan over Loranger 25-2, 25-9, 25-9
Ben Franklin over De La Salle 25-5, 25-12, 25-16
Dominican over Destrehan 25-19, 25-17, 25-16
E.D. White Catholic over Lutcher 19-25, 25-22, 25-21, 20-25, 15-9
Hahnville over Thibodaux 25-6, 25-7, 25-21
Helen Cox over Karr 25-19, 25-18, 25-18
John Curtis Christian over Donaldsonville 25-9, 25-7, 25-15
John Ehret over McMain 25-11, 25-14, 25-12
Lusher Charter over Douglass 25-6, 25-3, 25-4
Mandeville over Slidell 25-21, 25-17, 24-26, 25-13
Mount Carmel Academy over Chalmette 25-10, 25-11, 25-9
Newman over Belle Chasse 25-15, 25-17, 25-12
Northshore over Ponchatoula 26-24, 25-18, 25-14
Patrick Taylor over East Jefferson 24-26, 25-14, 25-18, 25-20
Pope John Paul II over Springfield 25-9, 25-13, 25-16
Pope John Paul II over Springfield in 3 sets
St. Charles Catholic over St. James 25-12, 25-12, 25-11
St. Scholastica over Lakeshore 23-25, 10-25, 25-13, 25-19, 15-8
St. Thomas Aquinas over St. Helena 25-7, 25-1, 25-6
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